I was reading through the various blogs I link to, when I found this on Noble Duty:
Not a single elected official from New York is going to attend the launching of this vessel? Not one current or former official from the 9-11 days is going? What are these people thinking?
Rudy has begged off. Pataki said no. Spitzer said no. Joe Bruno and Shelly Silver passed. What about Peter King? Or Charlie Rangel? No, and no. Bloomberg? A definite maybe. Representatives from the NYPD, NYFD, and Port Authority will be there, but none of our elected officials.
This one bears a little digging to find out why none of these people will make the one day trip to Mississippi to christen the new vessel. With 7 tons of steel recovered from Ground Zero at the WTC in it’s prow, one would think the USS New York would have more meaning than what the politicians are giving it.
I’ll have to fire off a series of emails to as many as I can contact, and see what sort of responses I get, if any.
One NY politician attended the event. US Rep. Vito Fosella (R) attended and spoke.
I have yet to receive any responses from the emails I sent out.